BEIJING (AFP) –on Thursday accused the United States of human rights hypocrisy, as it branded the US invasion of Iraq the “greatest humanitarian disaster” of the modern world.
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In an annual response to Washington’s criticism of China’s human rights record, the Chinese government labelled the United States arrogant, and highlighted what it said were widespread US failures at home and abroad.
“(America’s) arrogant critique on the human rights of other countries are always accompanied by a deliberate ignoring of serious human rights problems on its own territory,” said the report, released by the state.
“This was not only inconsistent with universally recognised norms of international relations, but also exposed the double standards and downright hypocrisy of the United States on the human rights issue, and inevitably impaired its international image.”